All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 96 points (0.6%) at 16,145 as of Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,082 issues advancing vs. 923 declining with 151 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%. Top gainers within the industry include

Brookfield Asset Management

(

BAM

), up 3.5%,

NorthStar Asset Management Group

(

NSAM

), up 3.1%,

Icahn

(

IEP

), up 1.0%,

Essex Property

(

ESS

), up 1.0% and

Equity Residential

(

EQR

), up 0.9%. A company within the industry that fell today was

Healthcare Realty

(

HR

), up 2.6%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3.

CBRE Group

(

CBG

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, CBRE Group is up $0.29 (0.9%) to $31.60 on light volume. Thus far, 579,649 shares of CBRE Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.50-$31.82 after having opened the day at $31.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.31.

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CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company worldwide. The company operates through Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management; and Development Services segments. CBRE Group has a market cap of $10.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 8.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate CBRE Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

CBRE Group

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

CBRE Group Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Digital Realty

(

DLR

) is up $0.90 (1.4%) to $64.43 on light volume. Thus far, 395,331 shares of Digital Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.71-$64.47 after having opened the day at $63.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.53.

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Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), through its controlling interest in Digital Realty Trust, L.P., engages in the ownership, acquisition, development, redevelopment, and management of technology-related real estate. Digital Realty has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 4.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Digital Realty a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Digital Realty

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Digital Realty Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Host Hotels & Resorts

(

HST

) is up $0.20 (1.3%) to $15.59 on heavy volume. Thus far, 8.4 million shares of Host Hotels & Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.45-$15.77 after having opened the day at $15.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.39.

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Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. Host Hotels & Resorts has a market cap of $12.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 35.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Host Hotels & Resorts a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Host Hotels & Resorts

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Host Hotels & Resorts Ratings Report

now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the real estate industry could consider

iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate

(

IYR

) while those bearish on the real estate industry could consider

ProShares Short Real Estate Fund

(

REK

).